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JBC names 3 bets for chief justice

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT October 16, 2019 Supreme Court Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Estela Perlas Bernabe and Andres Reyes Jr. The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Tuesday endorsed three candidates for the position of chief justice. They are Supreme Court Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Estela Perlas Bernabe and Andres …

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Marcos seen to win Round 1

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT October 15, 2019 EXCLUSIVE The Supreme Court (SC), sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), is expected to hand down a ruling favorable to former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., who questioned the election victory of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo. Vice President Maria Leonor …

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DoH most corrupt agency – PACC

By WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT October 15, 2019 THE Department of Health (DoH) has dislodged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) as the most corrupt government agency based on the number of complaints filed against its officials and personnel, according to the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC). PACC Chairman Dante …

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Govt rolls out polio vaccination campaign

By EVA CASALJAY October 15, 2019 THE Department of Health kicked off on Monday its synchronized polio vaccination program in the National Capital Region (NCR or Metro Manila) and Mindanao to curb the rise of polio cases. SMALL DROP, BIG PROTECTION A child receives an oral polio vaccine at Baseco …

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Bersamin bids SC farewell

By JOMAR CANLAS, TMT October 15, 2019 Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin said his goodbyes at the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, three days before his retirement. During his last flag ceremony, Bersamin thanked all those who helped him during his 33 years in the judiciary. He admitted having mixed emotions …

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Filipinos shine

By JEAN RUSSEL V. DAVID October 14, 2019 Yulo, Petecio win PH’s 1st world gymnastics, boxing gold medals Carlos Edriel Yulo won the gold medal in the floor exercise finals of the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships by a whisker, becoming the country’s first gymnastics world champion. Barely 24 …

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‘I don’t care’

By MA. REINA LEANNE TOLENTINO, TMT October 13, 2019 Gordon: Retirement won’t save Albayalde from criminal prosecution Senator Richard Gordon on Saturday said he did not care if Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde would bow out from the service next month, saying retirement does not bar criminal prosecution …

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‘Hagibis’ forces evacuation of 1.6M folk

By THE MANILA TIMES October 13, 2019 TOKYO: Powerful Typhoon “Hagibis” on Saturday claimed its first victim even before making landfall, as potentially record-breaking rains and high winds sparked evacuation orders for more than 1.6 million people. Rated “large and very strong,” the storm has also forced the cancellation of …

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Turkey vows non-stop Syria assault

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE October 13, 2019 Battles raged in Syria as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to press on with a deadly assault against Kurdish forces, while the Pentagon said Friday (Saturday in Manila) United States troops came under artillery fire from Turkish positions. PITIFUL Displaced Syrians sit in …

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